Posted by Heidi Schwartz
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty along with Target Corporation have announced the company’s plans to locate a new online fulfillment center in Memphis. Target will invest upwards of $50 million in the facility and create more than 400 new jobs in Shelby County.
“We want to welcome Target to Tennessee and thank the company for investing in our state and adding more than 400 jobs to our Memphis workforce,” Haslam said. “It goes without saying that a company like Target can choose to do business anywhere in the country, so it means a great deal that they chose Memphis.”
“Tennessee’s favorable central location and strength in transportation and logistics is second to none, and with convenient access to the Memphis International Airport, the No. 1 busiest cargo airport in the Western Hemisphere, Memphis is an extraordinary choice for Target’s newest online fulfillment center,” Hagerty said.
“Tennessee is a great market for Target stores, and we are excited to expand our presence in the state,” Mike Robbins, Target’s senior vice president of distribution, said. “We look forward to serving guests across the region from this new online fulfillment center in Memphis.”
The Memphis facility will be managed by a third-party vendor, Innotrac, and will service the Southeast United States. Target conducted a multi-state search and selected Memphis based on competitive costs, availability of workforce, real estate, local and state support and accessibility.
“We are excited to work with Target through the final steps of the process in order to bring new jobs to the city of Memphis,” Memphis Mayor A C Wharton, Jr. said. “Memphis continues to show its strength in distribution and logistics, and we look forward to adding yet another nationally known brand name to our distribution network.”
“The fact that Target chose Shelby County to apply for local incentives shows that Shelby County continues to be competitive for some of the biggest distribution projects in the country,” Shelby County Mayor Mark H. Luttrell, Jr. said. “Through the EDGE board, we look forward to working with Target to bring these new jobs to Shelby County.”